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Punjab National Bank conducts PNB Specialist Officer (SO) Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates. PNB SO 2022 is expected to be held soon. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for PNB SO Exam 2022 should be familiar with the syllabus and pattern of the exam to strategise their preparation well. PNB SO syllabus comprises of the list of topics and subjects from which questions are asked in the PNB SO Exam. In this article, we have explained PNB SO syllabus in detail for the benefit of the candidates.

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## PNB SO Syllabus 2022

Questions in PNB SO exam are asked from subjects such as Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and IT Professional Knowledge. The detailed syllabus for each of these subjects is as given below:

### PNB SO Syllabus: Reasoning

• Coding and Decoding
• Blood Relations
• Similarities and Differences
• Syllogism
• Non-Verbal Series
• Statements and Argument
• Statement and Conclusion
• Alphabet Series
• Seating Arrangement
• Puzzles
• Clocks and Calendars
• Relationships
• Decision Making

### PNB SO Syllabus: English Language

Question in this section are asked from the following topics:
• Comprehension
• Cloze Test
• Tenses
• Vocabulary
• Prepositions
• Sentence Completion
• Sentence Rearrangement
• Synonyms and Antonyms
• Error Detection
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### PNB SO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

• Simplification
• Number System
• Ratio and Proportion
• Profit and Loss
• Interest
• Percentage
• Discount
• Time and Work
• Probability
• Average
• Surds and Indices
• Height and Distance
• Boats and Streams
• Mensuration
• Permutation and Combination
• Volume and Surface Area
• Data Interpretation and Analysis
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### PNB SO Syllabus: IT Professional Knowledge

• Normalization
• Overview of SQL Queries
• E-R Diagrams
• Transaction Management
• Data Constraints
• Sequences and Indices
• Data Directory
• Control structures
• Database Triggers
• Implicit and Explicit Cursors
• Types of Operating Systems
• Page replacement
• Process
• C, C++
• OOP- Object-oriented Programming language
• Memory Partition
• Semaphore
• File Concepts, Access Methods,
• Distributed Operating Systems
• Scheduling
• Security and Threats Protection
• Computer Organization & Hardware
• Data Communication and Networking
• Network Architecture
• Types of networks
• OSI Model
• TCP-IP model
• Data Communication
• Network Security
• Software engineering
• Software Development Life cycle
• Software Design and Maintenance
• Requirement Elicitation
• Software development Models

## PNB SO Exam Pattern

The selection procedure for PNB SO consists of two stages- written exam and interview. Candidates who qualify the written exam appear for the interview. The details of the exam pattern are as follows:

### PNB SO Written Exam Pattern

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• The exam is conducted online.
• A total of 170 questions are asked.
• Questions are objective in nature.
• The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
• Each correct answer is awarded one mark.
• There is no negative marking in the exam.
 PARTS Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks* Duration PART I Reasoning 40 40 25 Minutes English Language 40 40 25 Minutes Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 25 Minutes PART II Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 Minutes

### PNB SO Interview

Candidates who qualify the written exam have to appear for the interview. Interview carries a total of 25 marks. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in written exam and interview.

## What are the subjects from which questions are asked in PNB SO Exam?

Questions are asked from subjects such as Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and IT Professional Knowledge.

## Is there negative marking in PNB SO Exam?

No, there is no negative marking in PNB SO Exam.

## What is the duration of PNB SO Exam?

The duration of PNB SO Exam is 120 minutes.

## How many questions are asked in PNB SO Exam?

A total of 170 questions are asked in PNB  SO Exam.

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